Child abuse

FILE - In this Friday, May 2, 2014 file photo, prominent media PR and celebrity publicist, Max Clifford arrives for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London. Britain’ Ministry of Justice says Max Clifford has died Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, after collapsing in prison, after being convicted in 2014 for for historic offences of indecent assault. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
December 10, 2017 - 10:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, a confidante to the stars who fell from grace amid Britain's investigation of past sexual abuse, died Sunday after collapsing in prison. He was 74. Once one of the most powerful figures in British entertainment, Clifford was convicted in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, an elite Michigan sports doctor who possessed child pornography and assaulted gymnasts, was sentenced Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, to 60 years in federal prison in one of three criminal cases that ensure he will never be free again. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 08, 2017 - 5:30 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former federal prosecutor hired by Michigan State University said there's no evidence that school officials knew a campus doctor was sexually abusing young female athletes. Patrick Fitzgerald made the disclosure in a letter to state Attorney General Bill Schuette, who had asked for...
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This undated photo provided by the Merced County Sheriff's office shows Primitivo Gonzalez. A California sheriff says a "screw-up" led to the mistaken release of Gonzalez, who had pleaded guilty to child molestation. (Merced County Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 8:56 pm
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff says a "screw-up" led to the mistaken release of an inmate who had pleaded guilty to child molestation. The Merced Sun-Star reported Thursday that Merced County jailers mistakenly allowed 38-year-old Primitivo Gonzalez to post bail on Nov. 22. Gonzalez had...
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Nicole Finn, of West Des Moines, talks to her attorney Thomas Augustine during Finn's trial for murder, kidnapping and child endangerment on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the Polk County Courthouse. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 5:18 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa teenager testified that his mother forced him and his two sisters to sleep on their bedroom floor in their own waste for months and that she refused to feed one sister in the days before she starved to death. The teen told the Polk County jury on Wednesday that his...
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This December 2017 photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Brandon Conrad, who faces murder, robbery and related charges in a homeless man's death in Philadelphia. Conrad and two other teens were taken into custody Sunday, Dec. 3. (Philadelphia Police Department via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 5:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have charged three teen boys with the fatal beating death of a 57-year-old homeless man in Philadelphia. The teens were taken into custody Sunday and charges were released Monday. Police were responding to reports of a robbery in progress on Nov. 26 when they found Kevin...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 2, 2016, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., after a hearing. Two lawsuits by men who claim Jerry Sandusky molested them as boys are moving ahead, and their lawyers say they have produced new details about what people at Penn State knew about Sandusky before his 2011 arrest. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 01, 2017 - 2:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of two lawsuits still pending in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal is nearing trial, and lawyers for the alleged victims in both cases say they have evidence Penn State administrators were not the only people at the university who knew about sex abuse by the ex...
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Flanked by his attorneys Matt Newburg, left, and Shannon Smith, right, former sports doctor Larry Nassar enters Circuit Judge Janice Cunningham's Eaton County courtroom where he plead guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Eaton County, Mich. (Matthew Dae /Lansing State Journal via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 9:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday asked for a 60-year prison sentence for a Michigan sports doctor who was caught with child pornography while under investigation for sexually assaulting female gymnasts. Larry Nassar, 54, who worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, will...
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Flanked by his attorneys Matt Newburg, left, and Shannon Smith, right, former sports doctor Larry Nassar enters Circuit Judge Janice Cunningham's Eaton County courtroom where he plead guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Eaton County, Mich. (Matthew Dae /Lansing State Journal via AP)
November 29, 2017 - 11:00 am
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A disgraced Michigan sports doctor who admits he sexually assaulted female gymnasts and possessed child pornography pleaded guilty Wednesday in a third criminal case, acknowledging that he molested girls who sought treatment for injuries. Larry Nassar, who worked at Michigan...
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A Tennessee fan holds a sign reading "No Schiano!" during a gathering of Tennessee fans reacting to the possibility of hiring Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano for its head coaching vacancy Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
November 27, 2017 - 1:30 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director John Currie is defending the process of his coaching search and vouching for the character of Greg Schiano one day after negotiations between the two parties broke down amid a public backlash. Currie issued a statement Monday acknowledging that...
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November 25, 2017 - 12:46 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A man facing hundreds of counts alleging child pornography and indecent assaults of children has pleaded guilty. William Beck was sentenced this week to 25 to 50 years state prison. The 50-year-old Bellefonte man entered his plea Wednesday, the day his trial was slated to...
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